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Open Access Week at Rice Library, October 23-29, 2023

Open Access Week 2023 Events

Opening Doors and Closing the Gap: The Vital Role of Open Access in Higher Education

Tuesday, October 24 at 1:30 pm in the Rice Library 4th floor Reading Room

The Open movement seeks to break down barriers to education and scholarship by eliminating financial strain and promoting transparency, collaboration, and equitable access. Join Dr. Laurel Standiford Reyes, Assistant Professor of Psychology, USI, and Dr. Crystal Steltenpohl, Training and Educational Manager, Center for Open Science, for an open dialogue on the importance and benefits of OER (Open Educational Resources). 

Light refreshments will be served.

Welcome to Open Access Week @ USI

Open Access (OA) scholarship is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. OA publishing shifts the costs of content creation and distribution away from subscribers, so that OA scholarship is freely available to anyone worldwide with an internet connection - no subscription necessary. Open Access Week is a global event celebrating the benefits of free, immediate access to scholarship produced by the research community.

Rice library hosts events to promote research, inspire, explore, and connect the USI community on issues associated with research and learning.

Contact Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian, for any questions that you have.